No exam for class IX and X this year

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Students will be promoted to next classes granting three percent additional marks – Saeed Ghani

Students failed in one or two papers would also be cleared by granting passing marks

Staff Report

Karachi: Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani said on Thursday that the students of class nine and ten would also be promoted to next classes, as the National Coordination Committee has decided that holding the examinations were not possible in the situation prevailing in the country.

Addressing a press conference at Sindh assembly auditorium, Saeed Ghani said that all the provincial education ministers were unanimous at the NCC video link meeting to promote the students without holding the examinations. “However a formula would be devised to grant extra marks up to three percent to the students,” he disclosed adding that in case a student had obtained 60 percent marks in previous exams, it would be considered now 63 percent.

To a question, Saeed Ghani said that the students, who had failed in one or two papers, would be cleared granting them passing marks.

Minister said that they are also in contact with universities and higher education boards with regard to admissions of engineering and medical students. Our consultations will continue, he added.

Earlier, in a meeting of provincial steering committee meeting it was decided to promote the students from class one to eight to the next grade without holding the examinations, in view of lockdown and closure of educational institutions.

 

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